[CR] TDF First Use of Derailleurs


Example: Framebuilders:Doug Fattic

Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2011 08:42:01 -0800 (PST)
From: David Lester <festiva90lx@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR] TDF First Use of Derailleurs


I found this page from Tonton Velo interesting, especially because I own several Le Chemineau bicycles. The world's first commercially available derailleur,( Le Chemineau), seems to have been largely forgotten, but it worked well, and lasts for a long time. IĀ  have been riding one for well over fifty years. Le ChemineauĀ  If this link doesn't work, it is the same as the one below that says Tonton Velo. If you Google Le Chemineau derailleur, most of the pictures you find are of my bikes. Not too many of the marque found their way to our shores.

David Lester

West Hartford, Connecticut, USA

http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/david+l/

http://community.webshots.com/user/tenordl

http://velo-orange.blogspot.com/2007/04/le-chemineau.html

http://tontonvelo.servhome.org/LeChemineau_Eng.htm

http://www.amdgbooks.com/kidsonbikes/Nats06/coach.htm